The views of the Caribbean Sea and Vieques’s mountainous interior
The wood-grilled fish and steaks at chef Jose Enrique’s open-kitchen restaurant
Relaxing by the rooftop plunge pool with chef Jose Enrique’s signature cocktail (Puerto Rican rum, fresh-squeezed star fruit juice and ginger)
What To Know
The 21 guestrooms are stylish but no-fuss; there are no TVs
The vibe is casual, and going barefoot is encouraged
Easy access to bike rentals, riding and hiking trails
Children 17 and under are not permitted
The bar opens at 5 p.m.
Parking on site
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No-fuss 21-room sleep on Vieques with a rooftop plunge pool, restaurant, bar and Caribbean views
The curved concrete four-story El Blok is the debut project of music executive Simon Baeyertz. Baeyertz’s intent was to create a simple, beachy retreat that’s big on relaxation and laid-back socializing. The guestrooms have floors clad with hidrolico tiles in a geometric pattern, and the hand-plastered walls are purposely left unfinished. All rooms have terraces with dramatic views and Magniflex organic hybrid foam mattress with colorful striped throws. The second floor of the hotel is a breezy open-air space that includes a bar and restaurant. Chef Jose Enrique’s eatery features versions of his lauded Puerto Rican dishes such as bacon and egg empanadas and seafood soup with coconut; his signature cocktail is made with Puerto Rican rum, fresh-squeezed star fruit juice and ginger — it’s best enjoyed by the rooftop plunge pool.
In the Area
The sole reason travelers flock to Vieques is the pristine white sand beaches — and if you’re not on the beach or appreciating the view, you’re napping or enjoying a cocktail or a casual meal. The small island boasts 40 beaches, and the concierge will give you insider tips on the best ones to visit if you’re not content with the one in front of the hotel. (However, chances are you’ll be happy to laze away your stay on-site.) If you are in the mood to dine out, the hotel isn’t far from El Quenepo, which serves a cosmopolitan take on traditional Puerto Rican fare. If you choose to tear yourself away from the beach, the 19th-century Count Mirasol Fort has art exhibits and an intriguing collection of Vieques artifacts, along with an amazing view of the island.
158 Calle Flamboyan
Vieques, Puerto Rico
How to Get There
Flights are available to Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU) from major U.S. cities on a variety of carriers. From SJU, you'll have to fly to Antonio Rivera Rodríguez Airport (VQS). Contact El Blok directly for inquiries about getting to/from SJU to VQS. The hotel does not offer transfers to/from VQS, about six miles away. Taxis to/from VQS are approximately $10 per person, each way. If you’re renting a car from VQS, self-parking is free.